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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin 4.5/5 stars

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was so hyped up a couple of months before its release that even I jumped in the wave. Personally I hate having high expectations for a book only to be disappointed, but with a cover like Mara Dyer's how could I go wrong? I'm happy to say while I wasn't wowed by this book, I immensely enjoyed it and I totally got sucked into the mystery and strangeness of Mara's life.

The book begins with Mara's memory loss and her three friends already killed in an accident she survived. I am a huge fan of books with memory loss, and I love that this is becoming a trend! I was as confused as Mara Dyer and hoping to find answers to the strange happenings surrounding her. It was definitely a thrilling book that kept me on the edge of my seat (or bed). I can even go as far as calling it a little creepy, with memory loss, sudden deaths, and unexplainable events, who wouldn't?

Mara moves away, starts a new school, and meets new friends, enemies, and Noah. Noah honestly surprised me; While there is a bad boy image, he was so caring and honest to Mara, and any doubts for him was erased. The relationship dynamics in this story are weird and twisted at some points, I honestly found myself so confused with these relationships (Mara and her new friend, her mom, etc) however not all relationships are supposed to be understood in a couple of pages, so I am hoping I get to understand these relationships a bit more in the second book in this series.